Food, Drink & Visitor Services

Hospitality and travel jobs in the East Midlands are on the rise and training for your future at ncn will set you up for a great career.

We have strong links with the region’s top employers in the sector so you’ll have plenty of opportunity for high quality work placements and work experience.

We work with: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Hart’s, Tom Browns, Woodborough Hall, Jamie Oliver's, Perkins Restaurant and Bar, MemSaab, Yo! Sushi, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza, Jury’s Inn, Servisair, Nottingham Tourist Information Centre, Thomas Cook, Thomson Holidays and the Galleries of Justice. 

If your passion lies in food, you can train in our award-winning gourmet restaurant in our Adams Building and in our U Choose Café at ncn Clarendon. Our realistic working environments have been commended by Ofsted who recently graded the College as 'Good'. Legendary chef Marco-Pierre White is a big supporter of the college and drops in to meet students at least once a year and you’ll also take part in visits and national competitions. To see our AA Rosette winning restaurant that you'll be training in, visit the Adams Restaurant page.

If it’s travel and tourism you’re interested in, you’ll be pleased to know we have great links with regional airports and that you’ll visit attractions, hotels and restaurants during the courses.

Click on the Browse Courses icon or the tabs at the top of this page for a full list of courses.

Read some of the latest news stories from the ncn Food, Drink and Visitor Services academy;

​Lucy gets a taste of the industry at Crowne Plaza
ncn students win £2,000 of catering equipment
Marco Pierre White chats to ncn students
ncn's first Food Festival goes down a treat
Work experience pays off as students get job offers from top chefs
Joshua is jetting off to Miami
Landing dream job is the cherry on top for Cameron

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High Pavement Society rewards student success


Our high achieving A Level students were honoured this week for their outstanding hard work and academic ability at the High Pavement Society Awards.

Well done to our hard working GCSE students!


More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).

Hard work pays off for our A Level students


The wait was finally over this week for hundreds of Nottingham College A Level students. More than 900 eager students queued up to collect their results from the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form Academy yesterday 17th August.

Bidding a fond farewell to our Chinese visitors


270 Chinese delegates, a mixture of students and their teachers from 10 universities across China, took part in our four-week Summer School programme.

Hair and make-up extravaganza


Talented Hair and Media Make-up trainees wowed an audience of friends, family and industry sponsors, at a special catwalk show and awards presentation.

A Level Results Day 2017


Results day is just around the corner, so here’s all you need to know about the big day!

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy


With support from Grant Thornton and Freeths, we provided advice and expertise to more than 70 businesses last week at an event about the Apprenticeship Levy...

Dreams come true for Nottingham College theatre students


For an actor, and especially an actor in training, there is no better, or more prestigious, stage than that of the National Theatre in London.

A celebration of creativity


From giant cars made from scrap metal, extravagant costume design, moving furniture, and jewellery made from nature; these were just some of the creative pieces displayed as part of the students' End of Year Art and Design Show.

Students gain inspiration from industry


Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘


Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk


St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights


Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College


New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.